Australia

Belt 480 SC

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BAYER - insecticide
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GROUP 28 INSECTICIDE

For the control of various lepidopteran pests in vegetable crops and chia as specified in the DIRECTIONS FOR USE table.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Insecticide Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management Belt 480 SC Insecticide is a Group 28 insecticide.
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Belt 480 SC and other Group 28 insecticides may exist through normal  genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Belt 480 SC or other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Belt 480 SC on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Bayer CropScience Pty. Ltd. accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Belt 480 SC to control resistant insects.

Mixing
Shake the container well before using. Partially fill the spray tank with clean water and add the required volume of product to the water whilst agitating. Add adjuvant if required, then top up the tank with clean water to the required volume. Belt 480 SC should be applied as soon as possible after mixing.

Adjuvants
The addition of suitable adjuvants may enhance efficacy. Use adjuvants at normal label rates. Wetters and penetrant type adjuvants have been effective with Belt 480 SC. Do not use adjuvants which may cause phytotoxicity to crops.
A suitable adjuvant, such as a non-ionic surfactant / wetting agent (e.g. Agral® 600) MUST be used when applying Belt 480 SC to brassica crops. Apply at normal label rates for each adjuvant (e.g. Agral at a rate of 0.01% v/v).

Application
Ground application

Thorough coverage of the crop is essential for good pest control. Do not apply when conditions are unsuitable for water-based spray applications. Avoid high temperatures, strong winds, inversion conditions, imminent rain or any conditions that may reduce the quality of spray coverage or result in drift from the target area. DO NOT apply by spraying equipment carried on the back of the user.
Apply in sufficient water, with correct nozzles and pressure, and using suitable application parameters (boom height, speed etc) to ensure thorough coverage of the target area. Use only MEDIUM spray droplets according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASAE S572 Standard or the BCPC Guideline.
If using rates per 100 L, aim to spray plants to “point of run-off” stage, thoroughly covering all plant surfaces.
Application using rate per hectare
Thorough coverage of the target area is essential. Adjust water volumes according to the crop growth stage.
Application using rate per 100 L (dilute spraying)
- Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.
- The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
- Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
- The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.

Concentrate Spraying
- Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies spray volumes less
than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen spray
volume.
- Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (See Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed
to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.
- The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
Example only
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is 3X (i.e. 1500 L ÷ 500 L = 3)
4. If the dilute label rate is 15 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 15, which is 45 mL/100 L of
concentrate spray.
- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need
to be changed as the crop grows.
- Do not use at a concentration factor greater than 3X (e.g. at a rate higher than 45 mL/100 L where a dilute
spraying rate of 15 mL/100 L is specified).
- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines,
undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry best practice.

Aerial application
Thorough coverage of the crop is essential for good pest control.
Belt 480 SC must only be applied by aircraft (fixed-wing or helicopter) fitted with accurately calibrated equipment, complying with the ‘APVMA Compliance Instructions for Mandatory COARSE or Larger Droplet Size Categories’ located below. Apply a minimum total spray volume of 30 L/ha. When applying using aircraft application methods use closed mixing/loading systems only.

Compatibility
Belt 480 SC may be mixed with the following crop protection products: Agridex®, Antracol®, Blue Shield® DF, Bayfidan® 250 EC, clorothalonil, Confidor® 200 SC, DithaneTM Rainshield, Kocide® 350 DF, Movento® 240 SC and Walabi® SC. For the latest information on the compatibility of Belt 480 SC with other products, contact your local Bayer CropScience Area Manager or your local reseller.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Restraints

SPRAY DRIFT RESTRAINTS
Ground application: DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than a MEDIUM spray droplet size category according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASAE S572 Standard or the BCPC Guideline.
Aerial application: DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than a COARSE spray droplet size category according to ‘APVMA Compliance Instructions for Mandatory COARSE or Larger Droplet Size Categories’ located under this title in the GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS section of this label.
DO NOT apply when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour as measured at the application site.
DO NOT apply during surface temperature inversion conditions at the application site.
Users of this product MUST make an accurate written record of the details of each spray application within 24 hours following application and KEEP this record for a minimum of 2 years. The spray application details that must be recorded are: 1. date with start and finish times of application; 2. location address and paddock/s sprayed; 3. full name of this product; 4. amount of product used per hectare and number of hectares applied to; 5. crop/situation and weed/pest; 6. wind speed and direction during application; 7. air temperature and relative humidity during application; 8. nozzle brand, type, spray angle, nozzle capacity and spray system pressure measured during application; 9. name and address of person applying this product. (Additional record details may be required by the State or Territory where this product is used.)

MANDATORY NO-SPRAY ZONES
DO NOT apply if there are livestock, pasture or any land that is producing feed for livestock downwind from the application area and within the mandatory no-spray zones.

No-Spray Zones for Protection of International Trade
FOR AERIAL APPLICATION

Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: 3 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind Mandatory No-Spray Zone:
350 metres

FOR GROUND APPLICATION: BOOM APPLICATIONS

Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: 3 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind Mandatory No-Spray Zone:
40 metres

DO NOT apply if there are aquatic and wetland areas including aquacultural ponds, surface streams and rivers downwind from the application area and within the mandatory no-spray zones

No-Spray Zones for Protection of Aquatic Trade
FOR AERIAL APPLICATION

Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: 3 to 8 kilometres per hour
Downwind Mandatory No-Spray Zone: 
550 metres

Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: 9 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind Mandatory No-Spray Zone: 
600 metres

FOR GROUND APPLICATION: BOOM APPLICATIONS

Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: 3 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind Mandatory No-Spray Zone: 
50 metres

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

BRASSICA VEGETABLES
(Including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi)
Pest: Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae), cluster caterpillar (Spodoptera litura),
heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.)
Rate: 75 or 100 mL/ha or Dilute spraying 10 mL/100 L
WHP: 3 days

BRASSICA LEAFY VEGETABLES
(field and protectd cropping systems)
(Including Bok choy, Chinese broccoli (Gai lum/Gai lan/Kai lan), Chinese cabbage (Pet sai/Wombok/ Haksukai), Choy sum, Gai choy/Am soy, Kai choy, Kale, Mibuna, Mustard (leafy) including Indian mustard and Mustard spinach Komatsuma), Pak choy, Tat soy)
Pest: Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae), cluster caterpillar (Spodoptera litura), heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.)
Rate:
75 or 100 mL/ha or
Dilute spraying 10 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day

Pest: Soybean looper (Thysanoplusia orichalcea)
Rate: 50 or 75 mL/ha or Dilute spraying 7.5 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day

Critical comments: (Brassica vegetables; Brassica leafy vegetables):
Monitor crops and commence insecticide applications once local economic spray thresholds are reached. Apply at egg hatch in crops with nil thresholds for damage. Otherwise, apply at egg hatch or very soon after egg hatch to target young larvae. For potato moth (tomato leafminer), commence sprays when young larvae are first detected in leaves.
Use the higher application rate during periods of moderate and high pest pressure or where extended spray intervals are used.
Generally, spray intervals of 7 - 14 days are suitable. A maximum of three applications may be applied to any one crop, within a time period of not less than 14 days.
Ensure thorough coverage of the target crop – refer to the “Application” section in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.
The addition of an adjuvant will enhance efficacy of most spray applications of Belt 480 SC. In brassica crops, a suitable adjuvant MUST be used when applying Belt 480 SC. Refer to the “Adjuvants” section in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Belt 480 SC is compatible with integrated pest management (IPM) production systems.
Refer to GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS for information on insect resistance management strategies.

FRUITING VEGETABLES (CUCURBITS)
(field and protectd cropping systems)
(Including cucumbers, melons, pumpkin, squash, zucchini)
Pest: Heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.); cucumber moth (Diaphania indica)
Rate: 100 mL/ ha or Dilute spraying 10 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day

FRUITING VEGETABLES
(excluding cucurbits, sweetcorn) (field and protectd cropping systems)
(Including capsicum, egg plant, peppers, tomato)
Pest: Heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.), tomato leafminer (Phthorimaea operculella)
Rate:
100 or 150 mL/ha or
Dilute spraying 10 or 15 mL/100 L or
Concentrate spraying Refer to “Application” section in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
WHP: 1 day

LEAFY VEGETABLES
(field and protectd cropping systems)
(Including head lettuce, leafy lettuce, chard, cress, endive, rocket, silverbeet, spinach)
Pest: Heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.)
Rate: 75 or 100 mL/ha
WHP: 1 day

ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES
(Including potato, sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, radish, swede, turnip, chervil, parsnip, yam, taro, dasheen, daikon, galangal, burdock, cassava, celeriac)
Pest: Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae), cluster caterpillar (Spodoptera litura)
Rate: 75 or 100 mL/ha
WHP: 1 day

Pest: Potato moth (tomato leafminer) (Phthorimaea operculella), heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.)
Rate: 100 or 150 mL/ha
WHP: 1 day

STALK AND STEM VEGETABLES
(Including celery, rhubarb)
Pest: Heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.)
Rate: 75 or 100 mL/ha
WHP: 1 day

Critical comments: Monitor crops and commence insecticide applications once local economic spray thresholds are reached. Apply at egg hatch in crops with nil thresholds for damage. Otherwise, apply at egg hatch or very soon after egg hatch to target young larvae. For potato moth (tomato leafminer), commence sprays when young larvae are first detected in leaves.
Use the higher application rate during periods of moderate and high pest pressure or where extended spray intervals are used.
Generally, spray intervals of 7 - 14 days are suitable. A maximum of three applications may be applied to any one crop, within a time period of not less than 14 days.
Ensure thorough coverage of the target crop – refer to the “Application” section in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.
The addition of an adjuvant will enhance efficacy of most spray applications of Belt 480 SC. In brassica crops, a suitable adjuvant MUST be used when applying Belt 480 SC. Refer to the “Adjuvants” section in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Belt 480 SC is compatible with integrated pest management (IPM) production systems.
Refer to GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS for information on insect resistance management strategies.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
Harvest
Brassica leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables (cucurbits), fruiting vegetables (excluding sweetcorn and cucurbits), herbs, leafy vegetables, root and tuber vegetables and stalk and stem vegetables: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 1 DAY AFTER APPLICATION
Brassica vegetables: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 3 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION
Chia: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED
Grazing
Brassica vegetables: DO NOT USE ON BRASSICAS GROWN FOR FORAGE OR FODDER.
DO NOT GRAZE TREATED BRASSICA CROPS

Export of treated produce
Growers should note that MRLs or import tolerances may not exist in all markets for edible produce treated with Belt 480 SC. If you are growing edible produce for export, please check with Bayer CropScience Pty. Ltd. for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances before using Belt 480 SC.

Effective
Crops
Broccoli
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Brussels sprouts
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Headed cabbage
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Cauliflower
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Kohlrabi
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Bok choy
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.05 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Chinese cabbage
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.05 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Mustard
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.05 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Cucumbers
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Melons
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Pumpkins
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Squash
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Zucchini, courgette
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Eggplant, aubergine
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Peppers
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Tomatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.1 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Lettuce
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Chard
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Endive
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Spinach
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Potatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Sweet potatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Turnips
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Parsnip
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.15
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Celery
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Rhubarbs
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Red beets, beetroots
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1
Crops
Chard
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.075 - 0.1
Preharvest Interval
1